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Charleston conference focuses on drug-endangered children

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The drug abuse crisis plaguing the West Virginia is causing more and more children to live in unfit homes.

Preventing those children from being a part of that vicious cycle of drug abuse and putting them on the right path was the focus of the annual "Drug Endangered Child Conference" held in Charleston on Thursday.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says drug overdoses have surpassed car accidents for the leading cause of death for young people. Goodwin spoke to law enforcement officials, educators, and social workers about the drug abuse problems in the state.

"These children who grow up in these homes end up in that vicious cycle... end up being the next most likely victim of this critical epidemic," said Goodwin.

Goodwin says he is looking into re-doubling efforts to deal with these problems, facing the most vulnerable people in the state.

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